2014 Springfield Meeting Planner Guide - Agricultural Events - page 14-15

Walk where Lincoln’s long
stride once passed.
Springfield is the proud home of the world’s most
comprehensive collection of Lincoln-related sites. Walking
in his footsteps your group will grow in understanding of the
ideas and events that made him great. The crown jewel of
these historic treasures is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, a $115 million tribute where the
latest audiovisual technologies bring the life and times of
our 16th President into fresh perspective. Ask us to set up
a personalized tour of Lincoln sites to suit your group’s time
frame and tastes.
A Capitol idea.
Catch the action and intrigue of today’s state government in
action at the Illinois State Capitol. Or stand where Lincoln
stood in the Old State Capitol when he gave his epic “House
Divided” address.
Think outside the ring.
Get into gear with the lifestyle in Springfield. Unearth a
treasure in an antique shop or stroll through our collection
of unique museums. Care to indulge your interest in historic
Route 66? Check out America’s Main Street, one of the
nation’s newest National Scenic Byways. A night on the town?
Theater under the stars? Share your wish and we will help to
make it happen.
Take the plunge for family fun.
Springfield loves families and children of all ages. Splash
away an afternoon at Knight’s Action Park or enjoy a day
at Henson Robinson Zoo. Cruise in for a legendary treat at
the Cozy Dotg Drive In on Route 66 or soak up the sun at
beautiful Lake Springfield. In Springfield, there is no limit on
smiles and opportunities for family fun.
Delicious choices in dining.
Whether you prefer to pile up a plateful of home-style
favorites, or sample savory cuisine, Springfield has delicious
dining on the menu. With dining options in every category and
price range, you will find quality options to suit your taste.
Accommodations make your
group feel high on the hog.
Springfield makes your group feel at home with more than
4,000 available rooms priced from luxury to economy, and
sized from bed and breakfasts to convention hotels. Make your
guests comfortable with a variety of dining options, business
centers, fitness centers and bars.
In Springfield, we treat your show guests like national champions.
puts the show sheen on your agricultural events. The Springfield Convention
& Visitors Bureau can help you find the special touches to make your
organization’s nationals, regionals, meeting, clinic, farm implement show
or convention a smashing success. Let us help you develop comprehensive
information packets, including maps, restaurants and entertainment options.
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WHere the country meets.
Your SCVB: top hands for ag, pet, and specialty animal shows.
From small-scale events
to national competitions, Springfield offers spirited, experienced assistance in planning
agricultural events. Springfield has been the site of many national events, including:
the Acres U.S.A. Conference, National No-Tillage Conference, Illinois Association FFA
State Convention, United Suffolk Sheep National Jr. Show, and the American Chianina Jr.
Heifer Show. Ask us about our specialized plans for hosting your national or regional event.
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